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MARSHVILLE — Bre’anna Regina Moore, 24, attempted to appeal a first-degree murder charge she received five years ago when she was convicted of fatally shooting her brother, Elijah James Moore, 21, but the appeal was denied.

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RALEIGH — The state House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation on Wednesday (March 3), directing $1.7 billion of additional relief funding to help meet the needs in North Carolina communities, according to a report from U.S. News.

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Union County -- There have been 20,928 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and 200 virus-related deaths throughout the county, as of Thursday, (Mar.4) at 2:30 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cas…

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MONROE — The United Way of North Carolina has honored Union County with the Spirit of North Carolina Award for its “exemplary support of the United Way and its community partnerships,” according to a press release.

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UNION COUNTY — Union County has been approved for up to $331 million in bonds to help fund building new water and sewer system infrastructure as well as to update current facilities to better manage the surging population growth, according to the Local Government Commission (LGC).

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MONROE — Two males, including a juvenile, have been charged with the shooting that occurred Monday (March 1) on Maurice Street, where Terrence Russell, age 23, was shot and later died due to his gun shot wounds.

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Union County — There are 20,846 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Tuesday (March 2) at 1 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested …

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MONROE — Multiple shootings that resulted in the death of a 23-year-old man and non-life threatening injuries to a 20-year-old male on Monday stemmed from a fight that occurred at Monroe Crossing Mall earlier in the day, according to the City’s communications department.

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MONROE — Union County Public Schools (UCPS) has teaching positions available for this school year and the upcoming year, according to the UCPS communications department.

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MONROE — Union County Government collaborated with Atrium Health to host a vaccination event at the Union County Agricultural and Conference Center on Friday (Feb. 26), giving child care and PreK-12 school employees a chance to get a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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MONROE — Superintendent of Union County Public Schools, Dr. Andrew Houlihan, took questions from the media on Friday afternoon at Monroe Health Sciences Academy.

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MONROE — The Enquirer-Journal newspaper received two state awards during the 2020 N.C. Press Association’s Editorial and Advertising Awards ceremony, which was held virtually on Friday (Feb. 26).

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Union County — There have been 20,743 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Monday, (March 1), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested posi…

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RALEIGH — Governor Roy Cooper announced two new judicial appointments, one to the North Carolina Superior Court and one to the North Carolina District Court, on Friday.

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Union County — There have been 20,606 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Friday, (Feb. 26), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested posi…

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UNION COUNTY — There have been 23,023 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in Union County as of Friday (Feb. 26), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services; the department reports 14,216 second doses have been administered.

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Inmate Health Nurse Supervisor Craig Greenlee is being honored with Union County’s first Lifesaver Award for his split-second thinking and situational awareness to potentially save the life of a colleague at the Union County Jail.

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UNION COUNTY — On Wednesday, Feb. 24, local educators became eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. The same day, Atrium Health hosted a virtual press conference with Medical Director of Infection Prevention for Carolinas Medical Center, Dr. Katie Passaretti on what educators need to know about get…

Union County -- There have been 20,555 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Thursday, (Feb. 25), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested p…

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RALEIGH — As North Carolina’s numbers continue to show improvement and vaccine distribution increases, Governor Roy Cooper announced on Wednesday that the state will carefully ease some of its COVID-19 restrictions. Executive Order No. 195 takes effect on Friday, Feb. 26, at 5 p.m. and will …

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INDIAN TRAIL — Michael Alvarez, Mayor of Indian Trail, is not happy about the condition of the roads Union County’s most populated town.

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Union County — There have been 20,457 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Wednesday, (Feb. 24) at 1 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who hav…

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CHARLOTTE — The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) partly lean on student volunteers to raise money for research into finding a cure for cancer.

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MONROE — Union County is showing progress in the battle to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, based reports from Union County Government. The County Alert System on Monday was still at the worst level, red (critical community spread), but dropped down to the mid-level range of Oran…

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WAXHAW — The Waxhaw Police Department is hosting a free class for children on internet safety. The event, “Stranger Safety Tips and Internet Safety” will be on March 30 at 4 p.m. at the Waxhaw Police Department (3620 Providence Road).

Union County -- There have 20,351 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Tuesday, (Feb.23) at 1 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have teste…

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MONROE — Is it worth the trouble to carve out time and likely stand in line to vote for President of the United States? More than 161 million Americans combined to set a record for voter turnout in 2020, but there was still about one-third (33%) of registered voters in the United States who …

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MONROE — The 2020 Election had a major obstacle to contend with — the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the virus is so contagious, and killed roughly a half-million in the U.S. in less than a year, many Americans didn’t want to take the risk of standing in line with strangers.

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MONROE — Elizabeth Starnes and Ernie Collins were celebrated at the CrimeStoppers meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18 at Hilltop Fish Fare and Steakhouse.

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WAXHAW — At their upcoming, virtual meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Board of Commissioners will discuss developing a park that is in the heart of downtown, according to a presentation by the Town of Waxhaw’s Parks and Recreation Department.

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MONROE — South Piedmont Community College has added the new role of Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. After a national search, Brandon Dyer has been appointed to the position, according to a report from the school.

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MONROE — Two suspects are in the Union County Jail facing a number of charges, including Second Degree Murder, in connection with a fatal overdose that occurred in the Unionville area last October, according to a report from the Union County Sheriff’s Office. Convicted felon Jason Carmona, a…

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Union County — There have been 20,095 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Friday, (Feb. 19) at 2 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have t…

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MONROE — Deon Dominique Davis, 22, of Monroe was arrested Thursday (Feb. 18) morning after the Monroe Police Department’s Violent Crimes Task Force, with the assistance of the Monroe Police Department’s Narcotics Unit, conducted a search warrant at 350 Venus Street, Room 419, according to a …

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INDIAN TRAIL — Principal Kate Earp sent a message to families of students at Poplin Elementary School on Tuesday night, apologizing for “any embarrassment” her arrest on Jan. 3 caused.

WEDDINGTON — Jose Martin Aguilar-Martinez, 25, and of Charlotte, was arrested on Feb. 10 on multiple methamphetamine trafficking charges, according to a report from the Union County Sheriff’s Office; More than 3,000 grams of Methamphetamine was seized.

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Union County — There have been 19,923 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Wednesday, (Feb. 17) at 12:30 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who…

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MONROE — The American Library Association (ALA) has selected the Union County Public Library to participate in the Libraries Lead with Digital Skills initiative, according to a press release from Union County Government.

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UNION COUNTY — Thirty-one% of middle school students are failing one or more of their courses, according to a mid-year update from the Union County Board of Education (BOE) and 21% of high school students are failing one or more courses.

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Union County — There have been 19,733 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Monday, (Feb. 15) at 12:30 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who ha…

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INDIAN TRAIL — Kathryn (Kate) Earp, principal at Poplin Elementary School, was arrested for simple assault on Jan. 3 in Asheville, according to a police report.

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MONROE — Richard Burr, who represents North Carolina in the U.S. Senate, was one of seven Republicans (out of 50) who voted “guilty” at the end of the second impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday. N.C. Republican Thom Tillis voted “not guilty”.

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WEDDINGTON — The Weddington Optimist Club has announced their 2021 scholarship program. The scholarship program began in the Spring of 1997 with a laptop computer awarded to one school (Sun Valley). Over the years it expanded to 11 Union County high schools.

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Union County — A “downward trajectory” in new COVID-19 cases in Union County (UC) has been reported by UC Government.